Good morning, North State. Here's what you need to know to start your day on July 28.
Action News Now is following the Caldwell Fire scarring nearly 68,000 acres between Modoc and Siskiyou. It is currently the largest fire in northern California and has no containment. Right now, over 1,500 fire and forest service personnel are battling this fire.
The Adams Fire has caused a mandatory evacuation order for Constantia Road in Doyle along both sides of Constantia Road from the intersection of Highway 395 and South Constantia Road, North to Rhodes Creek. The fire is burning 600 acres along Scott Road and Highway 395. That fire is 5% contained.
The Hog Fire is burning just west of Susanville and is now 69% contained. It has burned more than 9,500 acres. The Gold Fire near Adin has been burning for over a week. It's scorching over 21,000 acres. It is now 65% contained. Lassen County has been placed under an unhealthy air quality alert due to these fires.
23-year-old Kai Liukkonen Perrelli is in jail under a $1 million bond after police say he shot and killed a man. The victim who was shot in the chest was identified as 28-year-old Scott Thomson of Chico. The shooting happened just after noon on Sunday at West 9th Street and Cedar Street in Chico.
An emergency meeting will be held by the Chico City Council today. Vice Mayor Alex Brown has requested to talk about including the statewide mask enforcement to the city's resolution along with other state guidelines. City council members disagree on the importance of the meeting set for 3 p.m. today.
California lawmakers propose $100 billion stimulus plan
California lawmakers are proposing their own economic stimulus plan for the state. The legislature Monday put forth a $100- billion plan relying on what is being called 'future tax vouchers" to speed up spending during the pandemic. Lawmakers hope to have a stimulus plan passed before their Aug. 31 adjournment.
In Washington, the republican coronavirus relief plan is under fire as lawmakers race to renew unemployment. Top republicans were unaware of several provisions proposed in the so-called HEALS Act. The act would drop the unemployment bonus from $600 to $200 a week--- though it provides $1,200 payments to Americans.
Nightly protests continue in Portland as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the federal courthouse in the downtown area last night. Protestors want federal law enforcement agents to leave the city as they demonstrate against police brutality and advocate for justice against inequality.